Sydney hardcore outfit Hellions have shared the news with fans today that two of their members, guitarist Lewis Usher and bassist Dylan Stark, will be finishing up with the band in the next few weeks.
“It’s been an amazing 18 months and no doubt you’ll be hearing new music from those guys in the near future,” wrote the band in their statement. “We’re lucky to have had these guys be a huge part of the band and couldn’t be more grateful for their contribution.”
The band say Lewis will be playing his final shows with Hellions on November 7th and 8th in Brisbane when the band take to the road with fellow Sydney hardcore outfit Hand Of Mercy. “After over 18 months of calling these boys brother on stage and off, I’ve decided to call it quits with Hellions,” wrote the guitarist in the statement.
“I figured iot [sic] wasn’t fair to continue on in the band from another state and my financial situation calls for something a little more stable. I absolutely love the dudes and wish them nothing but a world of success. One love.”
Added Dylan, “It sucks for me to share that I’ll no longer be playing bass for Hellions. Music is my love and I’m so proud of what I’ve been able to be a part of. Thank you to the band’s friends, families and girlfriends for making my time so welcoming.” The bassist will finish up with the band on November 13th and 14th in Melbourne.
Helping to smooth things over for disappointed fans, Hellions have promised new music and an album announcement in the near future. Hand of Mercy’s tour with Hellions kicks off tonight, Thursday, 6th November, in Byron Bay.
Hellions were also announced as one of the bands on the lineup for the inaugural UNIFY Gathering, a two day heavy music event to be held in January 2015.
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